Axis-Shield plc is a United Kingdom-based company focused on the development and manufacture of in vitro diagnostic tests for use in clinical laboratories and at the point-of- care. The Company comprises Laboratory Division in Dundee, a point-of-care division in Oslo and local distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom (Axis-Shield UK), in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland (Medinor) and in Switzerland (Axis-Shield AG). At the point of care its products include the NycoCard range and the new Afinion system. In the laboratory sector it specialises in markers for the early diagnosis and management of critical illnesses, such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. Its subsidiaries include, Axis-Shield Diagnostics Limited, Plasmatec Laboratory Products Limited, Axis-Shield ASA, Axis-Shield Development AS, Axis-Shield Nord AS, Medinor ASA, ScanAx AS and Axis-Shield AG.